Have you been carrying a spirit of fear? Have you been believing a lie that is holding you back from all that God has called you too?
In this episode, Rachel Sweatt is issuing that challenge to a new way of thinking and a new anthem for living humble, courageous, and obedient lives. It’s no secret that if we want to live differently, set apart as followers of Jesus, we are going to look differently. Saying no to a life inhibited by fear and self-preservation is mandatory for experiencing God to the fullest.
Rachel discusses the account of two men, who were sent out by Moses to check out the land God had given them, the Promised Land. These men, along with ten others, set out and were shocked at what they found in the place God had called them to. They were met with giants. Fear. Doubt. And all the men but Joshua and Caleb, came back full of fear. But Joshua and Caleb? They were men filled with a different spirit, the same spirit we are called to carry into all that God has for us.
"But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.” (Numbers 14:24, NIV)
Fear is a symptom of a greater stronghold: a lack of trust. You see, the other ten men knew all about God but as soon as they saw the giants, they forgot all they knew about the God who called them there. Joshua and Caleb, on the other hand, set their eyes on God instead of the giants. Sure, they could see them, but the giants were not where they were going to focus. They were going to set their eyes on God and who they knew He was, His character, and His heart for them
We get to make the same choice today, friends. Will we choose to be men and women of a different spirit, like Caleb and Joshua? Or will we miss out on all that God has for us because of fear? I’m praying this encourages you to set your eyes on Jesus and take one step of obedience after another. Full for FAITH + CONFIDENCE in who God is and His love for you. I promise it is WORTH it!